The European Robin has been named Bird of the Year by the Czech Ornithological Society. The sparrow-sized bird with a red breast is one of the 15 most common birds of the Czech Republic. According to the head of the Ornithological society, Zdeněk Vermouzek, the choice was aimed at reminding the public that even the most widespread species are threatened, for instance by colliding with glass surfaces on bus stops and other buildings or from the predatory nature of cats.
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